Special Guests

Meet some of the industry’s most inspiring athletes and experts, both local and international, at the NZ Fitness & Health Expo. This is your chance to meet them, get tips and advice or get a quick selfie!

Ashy Bines

Stand D15 | Toned by Ashy Bines

Ashy Bines is a woman on a mission. A personal trainer, speaker, designer, business woman and mother, at her deepest core Ashy is a supporter who is always there for the people in her world. To listen, to support, to encourage, to help. She wants to empower all women with the resources and knowledge they need to LOOK, FEEL, and LIVE their best life.

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Art Green

Stand B29 | Clean Paleo

Art Green is an entrepreneur and health advocate. Art has a background in exercise physiology and his passion for health and nutrition has steered him into the health food industry. He’s a director of Riot Foods, the parent company of the brands CleanPaleo and Poppy & Olive – two fast-growing health food companies producing natural, whole-food products.

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Jess Coate

Stand C12 | Jess Coate Training

Jess has been part of the fitness industry for eleven years and holds a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science (BSPExSc). She specialises in fat loss, muscle gain, body building contest preparation and training for athletes and everyday people looking to get into the best shape of their lives. After several sporting injuries, she found a passion in body building and excelled, winning several NZ regional contests, 2 x NZ Championships, 3rd Place Arnold Classic Ohio. Jess is a current WBFF Bikini Diva Pro. She is also an online trainer at jesscoate.com, offering training programs for a variety of levels and experiences, as well as offering a range of Jess Coate apparel from waist trainers to booty bands and bikinis.

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Jake Campus

Stand C12 | Jake Campus Nutrition

Jake is a university qualified nutritionist, personal trainer and director of Jake Campus Nutrition (jcn.co.nz) with over fifteen years experience in the industry as a practising professional. He has a degree in sport and exercise science with a post graduate degree in nutrition, physiology and muscular skeletal rehabilitation working with every-day people right through to elite level athletes. Jake is a professional body builder having competed in the prestigious Mr Olympia and is now a WBFF Muscle Model Pro and director of WBFF NZ, bringing the WBFF family to New Zealand for the first NZ show in October 2019.

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Michael Kingsnorth

Stand D2 | BSc Body Science

Starting off as the typical skin and bones teenager, Mike hit the weights hard to develop one the most winning physiques in New Zealand bodybuilding, earning titles of Junior Mr Auckland, along with Wellington; Pan Pacific; Australasian; 3 x New Zealand National Championship and Overall Mr New Zealand.
Mike is now an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, where his height, wide shoulders, narrow waist, rock hard conditioning and dynamic posing make him show stopper.

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Courtney Mack

Stand D2 | BSc Body Science

Court is one of New Zealand’s most recognised and popular fitness competitors, with her Amazonian training intensity repping 100kg Deadlifts in the gym, being a sought after fitness model, busy working Super Mum, Court has placed Top 5 in her Bikini DIVA division in both WBFF Gold Coast and Los Angeles.
Court will be on the BSc stand to offer her advise on how to live the day to day fitness lifestyle, Wbff competing, and why she choses to use BSc supplements pre comp and off season.

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Aimee Bunn

Stand D2 | BSc Body Science

Aimee has competed at the highest level of amateur international bikini competition, taking runner up in the prestigious Arnold Sports Festival in Colombus Ohio, USA. In 2018 in the heart of Muscle Beach, Bikini was awarded her Wbff PRO CARD and is now deep in prep for her Professional Debut on the Gold Coast of Australia. To fuel her training, Aimee's favourite BSc tools are geared toward a maximum recovery protocol while retaining hard earned muscle, wearing Compression garments during training, WPI, Glutamine and Essential Amino Fuel.

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Emily Miazga

Stand D33 | Em's Power Cookies

3x Coast to Coast Champion, Nutritionist and Creator of Em’s Power Cookies will be on the stand on Sunday. Come say hi and talk nutrition shop. Em has a vast knowledge of sport, mental approach for success, and specialises in endurance nutrition, vegetarianism and healthy ATTITUDE toward food.

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Bar Brothers NZ

Displays in The Arena throughout weekend

BAR BROTHERS is a worldwide Family! Brothers and sisters helping each other to become the best that they can be! Calisthenics is the Workout. Street Workout is the Sport. And Bar Brothers is the Lifestyle!

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Bailey Rogers

Strength Arena | Olympic Weightlifting

Bailey Rogers began her athletic career in Crossfit where she competed as both an individual and as part of a team. The highlight for Bailey was being part of the team that placed 17th at the 2017 Crossfit Games in Maddison, USA. Bailey has represented New Zealand at two Commonwealth Games in Olympic Weightlifting. In 2014 Bailey placed 7th in Glasgow with a 175kg total in the 75kg class. Four years later at the 2018 Games on the Gold Coast, Bailey placed 4th with a 204kg total also in the 75kg class, her 116kg C&J set a new NZ record for the 75kg class. Bailey is motivated to attend her third Commonwealth Games where she believes she can go one better than her 2018 effort by finishing on the podium.

Cameron McTaggart

Strength Arena | Olympic Weightlifting

2018 Gold Coast was Cameron’s first Commonwealth Games. He competed in the mens under 77kg weight class. Cameron competed in the 2017 Commonwealth & Oceania Weightlifting Championships in the Gold Coast and had great success. He placed 1stst in the Oceania Junior division, 2ndnd in the Oceania Senior division and 3rdrd in the Commonwealth Senior division. He was born on the Gold Coast and lived there until he was 7 years of age but has been on the North Shore of Auckland ever since under the watchful eye of Coach, Richie Patterson. He works for drug detection agency and loves to water ski in summer. His sister Olivia also competes internationally in the sport of Pole Vault.

Kanah Andrews-Nahu

Strength Arena | Olympic Weightlifting

Kanah Andrews-Nahu has represented New Zealand internationally since age 13. She is ranked #1 in the Youth 75kg & 75kg+ weight category, #1 in the Junior 75kg & 90kg weight category and 2nd in the Senior 75kg weight category. Kanah holds 135 New Zealand records for weightlifting - the highest ever achieved by any New Zealand weightlifter. Kanah also competed at the Oceania Championships in Noumea in the under 75kg weight category and won Gold in the Youth, Junior & Senior divisions, making her the first New Zealand youth weightlifter to win a senior title at the Oceania championships.

Lauren Fargher

Strength Arena | Olympic Weightlifting

The 24 year-old Palmerston North lawyer, only took up weightlifting in February 2017. In eighteen short months, Lauren has become one of New Zealand’s leading 90kg category lifters with a list of results worthy of a veteran of many years. Her most notable results include: winner of the 90kg class at the 2017 and 2018 North Island Championships, silver medallist at the 2017 national championships, seventh at the 2017 FISU Universiade in Taipei and fourth at the recent 2018 World University Weightlifting Championships in Biala Podlaska, Poland.

Brodie West

Stand G30 | Bulk Nutrients

Brodie has played and represented the state in hockey since just 13 years of age! He held a Tasmanian Institute of Sport scholarship between 2003 and 2005 and during this time represented Tasmania in the National Hockey League while also representing the state in the U21 team. Today Brodie considers himself a ‘gym enthusiast’ and enjoys a combination of strength training, cardio and hockey. But Brodie isn’t only a gym junkie… he’s also the marketing manager at Bulk Nutrients! When he’s not hitting the gym, smashing goals on the hockey field or working at events Brodie loves to cook up a storm and cuddle his dogs Charlie and Scooter.

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Sam Grachan

Stand G30 | Bulk Nutrients

In his late teens, Sam started out at the gym trying to outgrow his nickname ‘Lanky’ as well as his size small shirt. He has come a long way since then having competed in bodybuilding, powerlifting and muscle model competitions with great success. In 2016 Sam won his WBFF pro card after coming first in the Muscle Model category. Sam is a qualified strength & conditioning coach and an ISSN Sports Nutritionist.

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Bridget Freeman

Stand G30 | Bulk Nutrients

Bridget first rose to eminence in 1996 as a Fitness competitor, where she consistently graced the national podium until 2000. In 2010 Bridget returned to the gym and competitive stage, winning national titles in the Figure category of ANB and INBA. In 2011 she competed internationally and took out first place in the INBA Natural Universe. The following year she won National Figure and Physique championships with both the INBA and ANB again, and then finished the year with an extremely close overall second place at the INBA Bali International. 2013 saw more wins at the National championships and then a coveted Physique Masters Overall championship and Physique Open 2nd place at the Natural Olympia in San Diego, California. In 2015 Bridget was the Overall National Figure Champion with the ANB and in 2016 she turned Pro and went on to win the 2016 PNBA PRO World Physique Championship at the World Titles in Budapest.

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Makaia Carr

Stand D14 | Clique Fitness

Author of Keeping it Real: Love Your Body, Love Your Life, Speaker and NZ mother of two, Makaia keeps things real in the world of health, wellness, and fitness. Makaia is an advocate for living a balanced, holistic lifestyle and shares her daily journey with her 49.8K Instagram and 135K Facebook followers. At the Fitness Expo this year, Makaia will be hanging out with her favourite activewear brand Clique Fitness (D14) for the launch of the NEW limited edition colour in their increasingly popular Clique Compression Tights. Come and say hey!

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Abbey Jessop

Stand H11 | Skullcandy NZ

Abbey Jessop is a fitness figure & entrepreneur. Abbey’s background is in integral heath & exercise & sports science. Abbey’s mission is to transform individuals from the inside out! Spreading a positive movement towards body image and mind-set. Abbey also has a background of being an IFBB Bikini Competitor, winning The Miss Junior bikini NZ title along with numerous other titles and representing NZ overseas. Abbey is a Fitness figure, personal trainer, speaker, business woman & wellness advocate! Abbey knows that great Audio can drive her to push her limits and we are stoked to have her advice on the Skullcandy booth for 2018!

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